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, a friend of mine lost her husband last April. Her late

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Hi, a friend of mine lost her husband last April. Her late husband wrote a will leaving the house to her. Unfortunately her late husband so called best friend is now making a claim against the house on behalf of her late husbands mum and dad who for a bizarre reason think they have a claim. Question is can they make a claim and what can they claim ie percentage
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
What is the basis of the claim they are trying to make?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The mum and believe the will was poorly written and they deserve something from the property as their son originally bought the place but his wife has been living there for years , they married in 2011, dave died in 2014. The will leaves everything to his wife Lucy
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Did they make any financial contribution to the house purchase?
How much is the house worth?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No contribution, value approx £250,000
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Then they will be foolish to challenge the Will
If for any reason the Will is not valid his wife inherits all the personal belongings and all the estate (unless there are children)
To get a share of the property the parents would have to show that they made a financial contribution to the property
Please ask if you need further details
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